The Sleep Studies Department at Fairview Range Medical Center offers diagnostic sleep testing. All types of sleep disorders can be detected during a sleep study, which measures the amount and quality of a person's sleep.
If you agree with any of the following statements, you may want to discuss your sleep patterns with your physician. You could have a "sleep debt" that is affecting you in ways you don't even realize:
■ Pre- and post-test coordination by local medical staff
■ State-of-the-art equipment for testing for a full range of sleep disorders
■ Test data scored by registered respiratory therapists trained in sleep studies
■Interpretation and consultation by physicians specializing in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine.
■Tend to get drowsy during dull or monotonous situations
■Are unreasonably irritable with co-workers, family or friends
■Have difficulty concentrating or remembering facts.
So what's the secret to good sleep? Your physician is your best source for advice if sleeping problems persist for more than a week, or if your sleepiness interferes with how you feel or function during the day.
In many cases, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes that can help promote sleep. But lifestyle changes alone may not be enough. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications that can offer short-term relief from lack of rest.
Or, your physician may recommend that you undergo diagnostic sleep testing. Evaluation for sleep problems is available at Fairview Range Medical Center Sleep Study Department.
Are you getting enough sleep? Close to one-third if all adults have occasional or frequent complaints about sleep. The quality of our sleep has a direct impact on the quality of our life. Few people, however, recognize the importance of adequate rest, or are aware that effective methods of preventing and managing insomnia now exist.
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